- Napa Asylum

Sic Alps - Napa Asylum
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 9 reviews
2011 Rank: #244 / 830
USER SCORE
78
Based on
2 ratings

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90
No Ripcord

The reverb is intact, the distortion playfully fucked with; the folk influences properly confined to the 60s, their noise sensibilities still owing itself to mid-80s/early 90s counterculture.

80
Pitchfork

In fact, Napa Asylum is so rich, its peaks can be easy to miss.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

A fantastic album that adds new dimensions to their sound without altering what made them so engaging to begin with.

60
musicOMH

In an album of homogenous plodding, what really stick out are the sharp spikes of dystopia that one or two tracks offer.

50
PopMatters

It’s a subtly bold step and one the band should continue to investigate, regardless of the fact that it didn’t quite work out in their favor here.

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DETAILS

January 25, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Drag City / Label
Garage Rock / Genres
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Track List
  1. Jolly 
  2. Eat Happy 
  3. Cement Surfboard 
  4. Country Medicine 
  5. Do You Want to Give $$? 
  6. Saint Peter Writes His Book
  7. Zeppo Epp 
  8. Trip Train 
  9. Ball of Fame 
  10. Ranger 
  11. My My Lai 
  12. Wake up, It's Over
  13. Meter Man 
  14. Occult Display 
  15. Wasted at Church 
  16. Turtle Soup 
  17. The First White Man to Touch California Soil 
  18. Super Max Lament on the Way 
  19. May Ltd 
  20. Low Kid
  21. March of the Skies
  22. Nathan Livingston Maddox
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